Meet the Artists: The Black Mark Tattoo Studio

Could this be Melbourne's best tattoo studio?

Social media and artists like Benjamin Laukis have shone a spotlight on all the tattooing talent hiding Down Under. 

The Black Mark in Melbourne is one of those tattoo shops bursting with talent. When he's not traveling the world tattooing, Benjamin Laukis calls The Black Mark home. Their line-up of high-caliber artists consists of some of the biggest names in the Australian tattoo community.  

If you're looking for artists that specialize in realism (color and black and grey), neo-traditional, and traditional styles of tattooing, then The Black Mark has you covered. 

Now, let us introduce you to the artists from The Black Mark.

Mick Squires

For years, Mick Squires has been the man to see for color realism tattoos. While he may not be all that active on social media, it's guaranteed that he's busy producing some incredible tattoos for his clients. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
A demure looking Albert Einstein. Tattoo by Mick Squires. #realism #colorrealism #MickSquires #TheBlackMark #AlbertEinstein
A demure looking Albert Einstein. Tattoo by Mick Squires. #realism #colorrealism #MickSquires #TheBlackMark #AlbertEinstein

Kitty Dearest

Kitty Dearest's neo-traditional style and tattoo subject matter make for some seriously cute tattoos. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Adorable red panda and flower thigh piece. By Kitty Dearest #panda #redpanda #flower #KittyDearest #TheBlackMark
Adorable red panda and flower thigh piece. By Kitty Dearest #panda #redpanda #flower #KittyDearest #TheBlackMark
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
A cute little blue bunny hopping away with its carrots. Tattoo by Kitty Dearest #rabbit #bunny #cute #KittyDearest #TheBlackMark
A cute little blue bunny hopping away with its carrots. Tattoo by Kitty Dearest #rabbit #bunny #cute #KittyDearest #TheBlackMark

Fabz

The mix of realism and neo-traditional elements in some of his pieces give Fabz's tattoos something that little bit extra special.  

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
An aggressive tiger and cobra tattoo by Fabz. #tiger #snake #cobra #neotraditional #Fabz @TheBlackMark
An aggressive tiger and cobra tattoo by Fabz. #tiger #snake #cobra #neotraditional #Fabz @TheBlackMark

Crispy Lennox

The neo-traditional style of Crispy Lennox's tattoos take animals and make them unique, unusual and intriguing. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
This sloth is ready to take your soul. By Crispy Lennox #sloth #skull #grimreaper #CrispyLennox #TheBlackMark #neotraditional
This sloth is ready to take your soul. By Crispy Lennox #sloth #skull #grimreaper #CrispyLennox #TheBlackMark #neotraditional

Benjamin Laukis

Skulls, animals or portraits, Benjamin Laukis produces some of the best color or black and grey realism tattoos I've ever seen. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Skull and poison apple tattoo by Benjamin Lauis. #skull #apple #poison #realism #colorrealism #BenjaminLaukis #TheBlackMark
Skull and poison apple tattoo by Benjamin Lauis. #skull #apple #poison #realism #colorrealism #BenjaminLaukis #TheBlackMark

Ben Thomas

The high contrast black and grey realism tattoos of Ben Thomas are so incredibly detailed and lifelike. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey fox half sleeve by Ben Thomas. #realism #blackandgrey #blackandgreyrealism #BenThomas #TheBlackMark #fox
Black and grey fox half sleeve by Ben Thomas. #realism #blackandgrey #blackandgreyrealism #BenThomas #TheBlackMark #fox

Emmet Jace

See Emmet for all your traditional (and neo-traditional) tattoo needs. Bold lines that'll hold forever with the traditional color palettes make for some dynamic pieces. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
A traditional style snack and torch tattoo by Emmet Jace. #traditional #snake #torch #EmmetJace #TheBlackMark
A traditional style snack and torch tattoo by Emmet Jace. #traditional #snake #torch #EmmetJace #TheBlackMark

Frederick Bain

Color realistic flora and fauna tattoos are where Frederick Bain really excels. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
A Fairy Wren perched on a cherry blossom branch. By Frederick Bain #FrederickBain #realism #colorrealism #bird #cherryblosom #wren #FairyWren
A Fairy Wren perched on a cherry blossom branch. By Frederick Bain #FrederickBain #realism #colorrealism #bird #cherryblosom #wren #FairyWren

More Colorful Realism Tattoos By Frederick Bain

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